Marriage On A Lampstand is a must-read book for all parish staffs and Family Life Directors. Andrew and Terri Lyke generously share a wealth of stories and insights gleaned through their decades of ministry and their own long marriage. Their suggestions for developing marriage ministry, while applicable for all married couples, is especially insightful for ministering with African-American couples.

Frank P. Hannigan
Marriage and family educator and 
former director of Marriage & Family Ministries 
Archdiocese of Chicago


Terri and Andrew lovingly share their experiences, insights and wisdom so that Christian marriages excel as a shining symbol of god’s love in our homes, our communities and the church. In Marriage On A Lampstand, they graciously serve as teachers, mentors, and guides to those seeking to place god at the center of marriage.

Deacon James Norman
Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica
Archdiocese of Chicago


Andrew and Terri, you are being prophetic and powerful. You are creating a conversation that is long overdue. Marriage On A Lampstand is a powerful piece of truth.

Joseph A. Brown, SJ
Southern Illinois University


I'd like to recommend this book. Full disclosure: Andrew Lyke  and I worked together in Family Ministries for years and I think he and Terri are great examples for couples wanting to see what a real partnership is like. And I read it in advance because I helped with the editing so I know it's well done!

Kimberly Boyce Hagerty
Chicago, Illinois


Marriage On A Lampstand is a must read for couples, pastors, and marriage and family therapists with the knowledge that successful marriage requires prayer, work and community. This book is a “can’t put it down, page turner”. Andrew and Terri share aspects of their journey from engagement throughout their married life. The exercises at the end of the chapters are challenging and thought provoking. They are appropriate for couples to share with each other as well as in group settings. Again, this book is a must read for marriages today. For couples this will be one of the best investments you make for each other and for your marriage. For support ministries, you will find this book a wonderful tool to assist couples on their life journey. With the knowledge from this book, couples will find their marriage truly does shine bright into the community.

Linda Duhon LaCour
Family Therapist
Director: African American Ministry
Diocese of Beaumont


Just finished reading this outstanding book. Congratulations, Andrew and Terri Lyke! Job well done.

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“We give the most powerful, transforming, miracle-making love when the beloved is least deserving. It is then that our love reflects the love of God given in the sacrifice of the cross. Our ‘Easter’ is of God’s shaping us into who we need to be”. - Andrew & Terri Lyke